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Francis Daniel Pastorius Frankfort Land Company papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-151

Abstract

This collection includes photocopies of papers relating to Francis Daniel Pastorius in his role as agent for the Frankfort Land Company. In particular they refer to the legal dispute over the ownership of the land in 1708.

Dates

  • 1683-1721

Creator

Physical Description

Photostatic prints

Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Francis Daniel Pastorius (1651-1719) was a German settler of Colonial Pennsylvania. As the agent for the Frankfort Land Company, he came to Philadelphia in 1683 to purchase land tracts for German settlers. This land was later known as Germantown. In 1708, John Henry Sprogel attempted to dispossess many of the German settlers. Pastorious settled the legal dispute in favor of the settlers.

Extent

.1 Linear Feet (.1 linear feet (15 folders.))

Language

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Barbara S. Jacobson. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1973.

Existence and Location of Originals

Historical Society of Pennsylvan

Physical Description

Photostatic prints
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

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